Your roof system is composed of various components that ensure your home is adequately protected from the elements. However, even though your roofing can withstand a range of weather conditions, some of its parts may become more susceptible to damage, especially if they are not given proper attention.
Flashings are basically strips of metal that protect breaks in your roofing. They are installed on roof valleys and at the area where the roof connects to a wall. Flashings can be dislodged by strong winds. And when your flashing has been compromised due to wind damage, it could easily leak the next time it rains. Make sure to pay attention to flashings during roof inspections, and carry out repairs as soon as signs of damage are detected.
Roof edges are also susceptible to wind damage. There are, however, certain measures that you can do to protect roof edges from strong winds. For instance, you should see to it that starter strips are installed and reinforced with adhesive. If you notice gaps between the first row of shingles and the roof deck, call your roofer immediately to carry out repairs.
Chimneys and Vent Pipes
Chimneys and vent pipes are typically installed with a specific type of flashing called rubber boot. This flashing is designed to protect the area of your roof where the roof plane and vent pipe meet. It’s common for the rubber boot to become brittle and develop cracks over time due to sunlight exposure. It’s best to replace them immediately at the first signs of deterioration in order to keep roof penetrations secure.
Renovation Team has been providing quality home improvement services for many years. Whether it’s a siding or roofing project, you can count on our team to deliver exceptional workmanship. Call (636) 939-1061, or fill out our contact form to request a free quote. We serve customers in St. Louis, St. Charles and Creve Coeur, MO, and the surrounding areas.